|Hello, stranger: A foreign visitor takes photos of silk paintings at the exhibition. — VNS Photo Bảo An|
HÀ NỘI — More than 200 silk paintings and small sculptures created by 45 selected artists nationwide are now on display in Hà Nội.
The exhibition Silk Paintings and Small-sized Sculptures comes from initiative of the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition (DFAPE) under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in collaboration with the Vincom Centre for Contemporary Art (VCCA).
The exhibits were created by 24 painters and 21 sculptors across country, those of the generation born in the 1970s, who have gained success in the development of silk paintings and small-sized sculptures, according to Vi Kiến Thành, head of the DFAPE.
“Amidst a multi-perspective life of arts, this exhibition contributes to the preservation and development of silk paintings and sculpture in Việt
Sometimes, silk paintings and sculptures are not a popular or favourite subject for Vietnamese artists. However, nowadays the two genres have been revived with a stronger vitality than ever, Thành said.
“Silk and lacquer are two traditional materials of Vietnamese fine arts which bear Asian views and style. Through the exhibition, we can see the artists renovate silk, using it as a material to transfer contemporary messages.”
“Meanwhile, small-sized sculptures have high quality in terms of aesthetics and art. They can be used widely as decorative objects at indoor spaces,” Thành remarked.
“Small sculptures still make artists great,” he added.
The exhibition was participated by Vũ Đình Tuấn as curator of silk paintings and Khổng Đỗ Tuyền as curator of sculptures. They are famous artists and work as lecturers at the Việt Nam University of Fine Arts.
Each artist brings to the exhibition at least three artworks to display together to help the audience understand the artist’s style and message. There is no limit for themes and inspirations of the artists.
The exhibition will run until November 17 at the VCCA, B1 floor, R3 block,